So I have this popping clicking noise from my jaw...
So I have this popping clicking noise from my jaw and I have been told by a couple of dentists and oral surgeons that I would need braces to help correct. Well the last oral surgeon explained that I have to have all of my teeth aligned because in order to correct my jaw I will have to have surgery to remove part of it. Finally in December 2012 I made the plunge. I had the appointment all booked to have the all metal braces put on by Dr Stanley Robison. The I had to get a crown so I was delayed until the end of January. It can be a lot of pain and actually just recently had the worst so far. I still had one of my baby teeth in the front and the adult tooth was horizontally impacted across the roof of my mouth. The first 10 months of braces was spent making room for an adult tooth. So in October I had to see an oral surgeon to have an extraction and exposure done. So I have a chain running from the impacted tooth hooked to my braces. And in my most recent visit to Dr Robison they changed out my upper wire for a heavier one and are still working on pulling the tooth down, my teeth hurt for a week adjusting to it. Well I'm expected to be in braces from at least another year then surgery and another round of braces.
Damon braces all metal. Yes I have at least another year. The tooth is impacted in my hard palette.
So it's been quite a while since I've been on but let's update on braces. I'm still in braces and have not had jaw surgery yet. It took a very long time for my canine to get in alignment and has a bracket on it. There was some extensive repositioning of my brackets due to the shifts and the many bends they had to put in the working wires in order for my teeth to make any progress. Since then I've been cycled thru the thinner wires again and in about a month I will be put into the final set of wires for surgery and they will be taking molds of my teeth to see how close I am till surgery. Last year they recommended an oral surgeon and I had my appointment with him and now need the prior auth to be approved before I can get a surgery date. Last year was just one big question mark of can I do the surgery yet? My teeth are so much better looking now though I do have some gaps towards the gum line. My oral surgeon recommended just upper jaw surgery with palette expansion rather than lower or double jaw surgery as it would be more beneficial to my facial structure.